Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395913628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.

We Rode the Orphan Trains

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618432356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 132

View: 7307


Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

Orphan Trains

An Interactive History Adventure

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429662735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5861


"Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.

Family Matters

Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature

Author: Ruth Lyn Meese

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591587824

Category: Education

Page: 147

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Presents reviews of a variety of children's books featuring the themes of adoption and foster care.

Youth, Crime, and Justice

Learning through Cases

Author: Erika Gebo,Carolyn Boyes-Watson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237465

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 4334


Youth, Crime, and Justice is a comprehensive introduction to juvenile justice through a unique case-study approach. Each chapter opens with an engaging case, followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core concepts, key terms, and critical issues. This accessible textbook covers the historical evolution of the core institutions charged with the socialization, guidance, and regulation of children and youth in the modern era, including the family, schools, communities, child welfare, and the juvenile justice system. Adopting a life course perspective, the book examines the changing legal, social, and political landscape of childhood and adolescence in America. The authors take an intersectional focus, examining the dynamics of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, power, and privilege. The book discusses the juvenile justice system, including police, courts, corrections, and recent community innovations, in relation to the latest research on positive youth development and best practices. A complimentary Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank are available, as well as an open-access Companion Website for students that includes interactive flashcards and other learning material. Visit http://textbooks.rowman.com/gebo or email [email protected] for more information.

African American Children and Families in Child Welfare

Cultural Adaptation of Services

Author: Ramona Denby,Carla M. Curtis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536208

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social, and political factors that have shaped its experience within the child welfare system. The authors critique policy and research and suggest culturally targeted program and policy responses for more positive outcomes.

The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion

Author: Kathy Sammis

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825138782

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 2504


Reproducible student activities cover colonial experiences, including interaction with Native Americans, family and social life, the beginnings of slavery, and the seeds democracy.

Literacy Lessons

Teaching and Learning with Middle School Students

Author: Margaret J. Finders,Susan Hynds

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 826


With its sights clearly set on middle school teachers and the middle school teaching experience, this new book expands the definition of literacy to encompass today's popular electronic and audiovisual media. Research-driven coverage offers a thorough presentation of the theory of middle school teaching, plus a wealth of real stories from real classrooms that demonstrate strategies in actual practice. KEY TOPICS The authors address the current emphasis on standards, discussing their advantages and disadvantages and integrating them throughout; embrace the notion of inclusion by offering numerous suggestions for teaching special-needs students in the regular classroom; and explore the social and cultural complexities—and the joys and challenges—of teaching today's adolescents. For teachers and future teachers of middle school.

Pioneer Girl

A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803225268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 8807


Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.